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jculpjr
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:59 pm    Post subject: 1950 Broadcaster Reply with quote

Found this for sale locally. Have seen these go for around the $85K mark. Looks legitimate. Talking to bank about 2nd mortgage:)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's red.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Studebaker Red? Fender painted some early guitars that color.




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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm certainly no expert, but that surely looks like a refinish or a fake. Hard to tell with what little information is provided in the ad.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, those two red guitars are way different than the Craiglist link.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it April the 1st already? Between this and that tulip 12 string shambles...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dillon wrote:
I'm certainly no expert, but that surely looks like a refinish or a fake. Hard to tell with what little information is provided in the ad.


Exactly what he says.
I think they have the year wrong but I don't know when they offered a transparent red finish
but I think it was after they stopped calling them Broadcasters and we all know decals are easy to acquire.

Now, how much interest is there is a transparent red Broadcaster/Telecaster with a nicely made one piece
flamed/and/or/birdseye maple neck, modern repro pickups from a well known pickup maker (who likely makes
a nicer pickup than Fender did in the day), higher quality pots and switch, but otherwise vintage spec?
How about with the snakehead headstock?
How about an Esquire with Marauder style under the pickguard neck pickup (looks single, but really is two pickup
model using two rows of magnets to bump the mag field to the strings) and other wise vintage specs?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That guitar's **TWIN** is for sale in NYC. I saw it on TDPRI the other day and was curious what it looked like. His writing style makes him seem earnest. "It's been in the family since 1959" like the clap.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty awesome how the red prototype westy posted has the old Fender lapsteel pickup in it. I love those reused bits on old Fender prototypes like the Strats with Tele pickups/3-pickup Tele with prototype Strat trem and the other Tele prototype with a sideways '51 p-bass control plate.

I still want to make an Esquire in the style of the "snakehead" prototypes, just sneak a discrete treble bleed in somewhere.


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